General Purpose Courses
Courses are held for 40 hours a month (10 hours a week; intensive), 24 hours a month (6 hours a week) and 48 hours for two months (6 hours a week). Courses of different intensities may be held in line with trainees’ demands.
English courses include a total of 12 levels in accordance with ELP criteria: 3 Elementary, 6 Intermediate and 3 Upper-Intermediate levels. A trainee who gets a diploma in English courses held in accordance with ELP reaches the level of B2.
Certificates are given at the end of the Elementary and Intermediate levels, whereas at the end of Upper-Intermediate levels a “TÖMER Diploma” – approved by Ankara University Rectorship – is given.
We use eclectic method in TÖMER classes and students are the focus of education activity. Instructors orient the class so that each student has equal opportunities during class and is active throughout the lesson. English, as the target language, is used in classes. Four basic language skills (Listening Comprehension, Speaking, Reading Comprehension and Writing) are included in an equally-weighted manner and Grammar, as a sub-skill, is emphasized.
In General English courses, Oxford Headway education set is used with four different levels of Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate.
In Children Groups of elementary school 2nd grade students, Oxford Let’s Go education set, which has two levels as Let’s Go 1 and Let’s Go 2, is used.
In Children Groups of elementary school 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, Oxford Incredible English education set, which has three levels as Incredible English 1, Incredible English 2 and 3, is used.
For elementary school 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, Oxford Heroes education set, which has four levels as Oxford Heroes 1, Oxford Heroes 2, Oxford Heroes 3 and Oxford Heroes 4, is used.
Special Purpose Courses
All TÖMER branches open Speaking Classes, YDS, TOEFL, General Translation, Business English, Tourism English, proficiency for preparatory classes of universities – COPE, Proficiency – course programs in line with demands.
These courses focus not only on grammar but also on questions and test techniques. Proficiency programs have different schedules consisting 60, 80 and 100 hours in accordance with the exam content of universities.
English YDS courses consist of three levels. The trainees that will enroll to these courses should enter a placement test. In YDS 1 level, general grammar is emphasized. Grammar subjects that trainees have difficulty in understanding are discussed. In YDS 2 level, various exam-type questions (vocabulary, paragraph completion, sentence that breaks the cohesion, dialogue completion, etc.) are studied. In YDS 3 level, practice exams are solved. Generally, these courses are opened as 120 hours for 3 months, such as 10 hours a week and 40 hours a month.
TOEFL courses consist of three levels. TOEFL 1 level includes grammar structures. In TOEFL 2 level, reading and listening sections of previous exams are analyzed and relevant tests are studied. TOEFL 3 level covers the analysis of writing and reading sections and TOEFL-type questions are scrutinized. These courses are held for 10 hours a week, 40 hours a month, with a total of 120 hours. Trainees to enroll these courses should attend to placement test.
Cambridge Language Assessment
TÖMER is an authorized centre for Cambridge University Language Assessment.
Cambridge Exams provide certificates for English learners which are valid in all over the world.
YLE – Cambridge Young Learners English Tests
Young Learners English Exams are prepared to examine the level of English learning children who are between 7-12. It consists of 3 levels: Starters, Movers and Flyers.
Cambridge English: Starters
Cambridge English: Starters are oriented for the children who study the first and second stage of primary education and it is designed to make children who are new in English learning gain self-confidence.
Cambridge English : Movers
Cambridge English: Movers are oriented fort he children who study the first and second stage of primary education and it is designed to make children who are new in English learning gain self-confidence.
Cambridge English: Flyers
Cambridge English: Flyers is the next step following Camvridge English Movers in this way. It’s an excellent way to show that children are capable of learning English both spoken and written in basic level.
KET – Key English Test
Cambridge English Key which is also known as Key English Test (KET) is a proficiency that shows you are able to use your English Language knowledge to communicate in basic events. It points a good start in learning English.
PET – Preliminary English Test
Cambridge English Preliminary which is also known as Preliminary Englisht Test (PET) is an intermediate proficiency. It shows that you can use your English knowledge at work, school and travel.
FCE – First Certificate in English
Cambridge English First which is also known as First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper intermediate proficiency. It proves that you can use your daily written and spoken English knowledge at work and education.
How to register
TÖMER course attendees can attend Cambridge Exams. Please contact with Ankara branches Special Purpose courses to get information about where to attend the exam and how much it costs.
Contact Information: Ziya Gökalp Caddesi No: 18 / 1. Kat: 1 Kızılay / ANKARA
It is a 3-level special program incorporating daily English into structures about tourism and hotel management. Trainees who complete these levels have an English knowledge of A1 level. TÖMER uses its own publication English Through Tourism education set in these courses.
Speaking Clubs and Speaking Classes
TÖMER opens speaking classes under the name of Speaking Club at different times for trainees attending the English courses. Speaking courses are given by experienced Turkish, English and American instructors on different interesting subjects. These courses are free for TÖMER trainees.
On demand, paid speaking courses are held for those who want to develop their speaking skills.
Final Level Evaluation Exams
Level exams for four basic language skills are executed to measure the level achieved after 40 hours in intensive levels corresponding to certificate level and after 48 hours in regular levels.
Students unsuccessful at one skill may enter the make-up exam; however students unsuccessful at more than one skills have to repeat the level.
The table below indicates the course contents and the courses that end with an exam.
COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK
|ELEMENTARY 1||A1||N/A||HEADWAY ELEMENTARY|
|INTERMEDIATE 1||A2||N/A||HEADWAY PRE_INTERMEDIATE|
|INTERMEDIATE 4||B1||N/A||HEADWAY INTERMEDIATE|
|B2||N/A||HEADWAY UPPER -INTERMEDIATE|
OXFORD WORLD QUEST
|World Quest 1||YES||OXFORD WORLD QUEST 1|
|World Quest 2||YES|
|World Quest 3||YES|
|World Quest 4||YES|
|World Quest 5||YES||OXFORD WORLD QUEST 2|
|World Quest 6||YES|
|World Quest 7||YES|
|World Quest 8||YES|
|World Quest 9||YES||OXFORD WORLD QUEST 3|
|World Quest 10||YES|
|World Quest 11||YES|
|World Quest 12||YES|
|IE1||N/A||INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 1|
|IE3||N/A||INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 2|
|IE5||N/A||INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 3|
|IE7||N/A||INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 4|
LET’S GO COURSE CONTENT TABLE FOR 16 HOURS
|Let’s Go 1||N/A||LET’S GO 1|
|Let’s Go 2||YES|
|Let’s Go 3||N/A|
|Let’s Go 4||YES|
|Let’s Go 5||N/A||LET’S GO 2|
|Let’s Go 6||YES|
|Let’s Go 7||N/A|
|Let’s Go 8||YES|
LET’S GO COURSE CONTENT TABLE FOR 40 / 48 HOURS
|Let’s Go 1||N/A||LET’S GO 1|
|Let’s Go 2||YES|
|Let’s Go 3||N/A||LET’S GO 2|
|Let’s Go 4||YES|
In levels with no final exams, students may pass to the next level in accordance with the performance evaluation criteria provided by the instructor throughout the course. Instructor performs this evaluation in accordance with students’ class participation, homework performances, quiz successes, eagerness to learn and learning speed. Students deemed insufficient for the next level by their instructor may attend the final level exam and may continue to the next level if they pass it.
Incredible Children Group: It consists of 8 levels. These groups accept students as of elementary school 3rd grades. Students who successfully complete these levels qualify to get a certificate. This program uses the “Incredible” education set including Incredible 1, Incredible 2, Incredible 3 and Incredible 4 levels.
Oxford Heroes Children Group: It consists of 12 levels. These groups accept students as of elementary school 6th grades. Students who successfully complete the 12th level qualify to get a certificate. This program uses Oxford Heroes education set including Heroes 1, Heroes 2 and Heroes 3 levels.
TÖMER opens speaking classes for its students. These courses cover interesting discussion subjects and the students are introduced to English language and culture. These courses are free for TÖMER trainees.
Final Exam Evaluation Exams
English courses in TÖMER are divided into two as courses with and without final exams. At the end of Elementary 2, Elementary 4, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 4, Upper-Intermediate 2 and Upper-Intermediate 4 levels, final level exams for four basic language skills are given to measure the level achieved. Grading system of these exams is given below. Students unsuccessful at one skill may enter the make-up exam; however students unsuccessful at more than one skills have to repeat the level. In levels with no final exams, such as Elementary 1, Elementary 3, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 3, Upper-Intermediate 1 and Upper-Intermediate 3, success evaluation is executed in accordance with performance evaluation criteria that cover students’ class participation, homework performances, quiz successes, eagerness to learn and learning speed. Students deemed insufficient for the next level by their instructor may attend the final level exam and may continue to the next level if they pass it.
|HIGHEST GRADE||LOWEST GRADE|